Severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been complicated by coagulopathy and thrombotic events including venous thromboembolism, pulmonary embolism, and arterial thrombus at a rate higher than has traditionally been seen with sepsis-induced coagulopathy or disseminated intravascular coagulation leading most centers to treat hospitalized patients with prophylactic anticoagulation. We present a case of a patient with thoracic outlet syndrome who presents with brachial artery thrombosis in the setting of infection with COVID-19. Both thoracic outlet syndrome and COVID-19 infection are independently associated with increased risk of thrombotic events. The induced hypercoagulable state from COVID-19 infection may result in acute arterial thrombosis in patients with predisposing anatomic differences consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome. Level of Evidence: V.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||The Iowa orthopaedic journal|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2021|
- compartment syndrome
- thoracic outlet syndrome
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